Group Financial Accountant

Posted 30 March by Magpie Recruitment Easy Apply

My client based in Kingston is looking to for a ACA qualified Group Financial Accountant

to join them in January for a 6-month project.

Reporting to the CFO, the key responsibilities and requirements are summarised as follows:

Task specific:

  • Undertake accounting exercise to capitalise internally generated R&D
  • Identify relevant spend in line with FRS102
  • Re-state prior year balances
  • Obtain sign off by auditors

Report monthly consolidated management accounts:

  • Prepare the monthly group consolidation and related board papers
  • Prepare group intercompany reconciliation and advise foreign exchange journals
  • Provide group cost reports and dashboards, and circulate to senior management

Group treasury:

  • Weekly and monthly group cash flow reporting

Corporate Structure & Tax

  • Production of supporting schedules for Annual UK Tax Return; point of contact for the UK Tax audit
  • Undertake annual R&D tax credit claim


  • Point of contact for the audit of the group
  • Production of group statutory accounts, notes to the accounts and supporting schedules


  • Prepare weekly group sales pipeline report and circulate to senior management

Candidate requirements:

  • Self-motivated ACA/ ACCA with minimum 5 years PQE in a commercial finance role
  • Technical knowledge of FRS102 required for the specific R&D accounting task
  • Able to get up to speed with the running of the finance department quickly
  • Some international finance experience
  • Experience of working in an SME environment
  • Up to date knowledge of current finance issues in reporting, tax, employment issues etc

The role will be 4 days a week £75,000 - £85,00 Pro Rata

Full time contract for 6 months duration from 1 January 2018

Reference: 33954625

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